AN Active Rain Sucess!!!!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with The Best Spot Realty/Waterfront Real Estate/Ooltewah Real E

Well, now I have my own evidence that it works!  Today a buyer that came to me via my AR blog, put an offer in  on a lake property.  He had called me about three weeks ago and inquired about buying land in Tennessee on Norris Lake.  After some discussion he decided to come down this weekend to look around.  He apparently found a nice piece of property on which to build his vacation home and made an offer.  I referred him to a friend who also works the lake and lives right there.  I do this on the occassions that the buyer is looking for something that I don't have or that I am unfamilar with.  It is better for the customer and I always say, a little of something is better than all of nothing.

Comments (14)

Carolina Ruiz
My Real Estate Pro - West Covina, CA
Congratulations!  I am always encouraged by such great news. I've read several of your blogs now, and I hope this deal is the reinforcement for you to keep it up! Make today great!
Mar 22, 2008 05:04 PM
Ryan Vivo
Gateway Realty - Fairfield, CA
NRBA Realtor Solano County, Gateway Realty 707-384-5894
Congratulations Gayle!  It feels good when your working hard at something and it finally pays off.
Mar 22, 2008 05:04 PM
Tom&Amy Garcia
Realty One Group, The Garcia Group - Las Vegas, NV
Gayle, Great to hear some good news in this challenging market, keep up the good work and continue to share on AR.
Mar 22, 2008 05:19 PM
Tina Farinas
Fusion Real Estate Network, Inc. - Roseville, CA
REALTOR, ABR, GRI, SFR, CHS, e-PRO
Congratulations to you Gayle.  Nice to hear that the Rain assist with your success.
Mar 22, 2008 07:18 PM
Tara Colquitt
Tara Colquitt, The Credit Woman, LLC - Philadelphia, PA
Credit Counselor
Ditto to Team Chacon's comment. I am so happy for you and this is just the beginning!
Mar 22, 2008 07:46 PM
Gayle Balaban
The Best Spot Realty/Waterfront Real Estate/Ooltewah Real E - Chattanooga, TN
E. TN Waterfront Real Estate

West Covina Stay encouraged!  I'm proof it works.  Takes a while, but, it's great when it kicks in.

Ryan  I have had such a run of bad luck this last 6 mos. that it is great to feel the tide turning. Yes, Spring is here.

Tom What I found is that you need to keep tweeking things once you have been here a while.  I am still learning, but, the evidence is that it is paying off.

Tina  I hope that it works for you too!  Just keep at it.

Tara I m curious.  What exactly do you do as a "Consumer Credit Advocate"?

Mar 23, 2008 02:34 AM
Jim Albano
Prudential Damiano Realty - Little Falls, NJ
Team - Jean-Marie Vantuno / Realtors North Jersey Real Estate
Gayle, that's great news....it does work! Keep it up! Did you get your FSBO neighbor yet????
Mar 23, 2008 03:31 AM
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX
Congratulations Gayle, It does work in so many ways. I have found that AR is making me money. Later in the rain~Deb
Mar 23, 2008 10:31 AM
Anonymous
Anonymous
I love your saying and congratulations for taking care of the buyers needs first! 
Mar 23, 2008 11:18 AM
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Tara Colquitt
Tara Colquitt, The Credit Woman, LLC - Philadelphia, PA
Credit Counselor
Gayle: In 30 seconds or less -  I help people restore their credit. Two-thirds of the people I speak to do not need the product I sell, but I can advise them what to do at no cost. In this way, in an industry that has a tarnished reputation, I feel I am bringing ethics and professionalism back...one person at a time. Please read my profile and blogs for further information. Thanks for asking!
Mar 24, 2008 03:22 AM
Scott Williams
Realty Five of Defiance - Defiance, OH
Defiance, OH

Nice job Gayle!  Just a side note my sister's name is spelled exactly like yours, Gayle.

Mar 24, 2008 05:21 AM
Elaine Hanson
Compass - Topanga, CA
REALTOR - Topanga, CA Real Estate Agent
I'm happy to hear you feel that the tide is turning.  The arrival of Spring here has really felt great!  Listings coming on, people feeling a bit more optomistic.  Best wishes!
Mar 24, 2008 05:42 AM
Kelly Bovi, Charlotte Area Real Estate
NavMak Enterprises, LLC - Charlotte, NC
congratulations!
Mar 24, 2008 06:10 AM
David Miller
Crye-Leike, Realtors - Spring Hill, TN
Crye-Leike Realtors
Did the client find you on active rain?  or on google or search engine?  Do consumers get on AR? Im new to this!  Congrats though
Apr 01, 2008 05:37 PM